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May 8th, 2014

Motorists warned: Buckle up

May 8, 2014

State officials are sending a simple and direct message to motorists later this month — buckle up or pay up.

Motorists who don’t buckle up in compliance with state seat belt laws face fines and court costs up to $200 as stepped up enforcement gets under way this month during the Texas Department of Transportation’s 13th annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign May 19 to June 1.

For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.

HC juried art show winners to be named

May 8, 2014

The Howard College art department will host a reception from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. today in the Hall Center of the Arts to award cash prizes for its student juried art show.

The exhibition was juried by Heritage Museum Curator Tammy Schrecengost.

For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.

May 7th

Word still out on relocating fifth graders

May 7, 2014

The old Goliad Intermediate School will be reopened as a sixth-grade campus for the 2014-2015 school year but Big Spring Independent School District officials are still contemplating whether to add fifth graders into the mix.

To address growing rumors, Superintendent Chris Wigington touched on the subject during Monday’s public community night meeting.

Students displaying art work at Heritage Museum

May 7, 2014

Months of work by Big Spring High School art students are now on display for a limited time at the Heritage Museum.

“Each year that my students have displayed their works, we have had a great response from the community,” said Big Spring High School art teacher Judy Tereletsky. “It is fantastic to know the people of Big Spring support the visual arts.”

The exhibition is being held in the downstairs gallery of the museum, located at 510 Scurry, for the next two weeks only.

For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Herald.

May 6th

Early voting ends today

May 6, 2014

Early voting ends at 5 p.m. today for Howard County city/school board races at the Howard County Election Office located in the Howard County Courthouse.

The next time to vote will be on Saturday when polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Coahoma ISD voters will vote at the Coahoma Junior High library while voters for the Howard College, Big Spring city council and Big Spring school board trustee races will cast ballots at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum. The college board race ballots will be available at both the junior high in Coahoma and the coliseum.

Four qualify for UIL state meet

May 6, 2014

Four Big Spring High School students will head to Austin after qualifying for the University Interscholastic League state academic meet.

Bell Guillory earned the title of regional champion in informative extemporaneous speaking. Also qualifying were Aron Rios, who placed second in informative extemporaneous speaking; Ethan Morelion, third in Lincoln/Douglas debate and third in persuasive extemporaneous speaking; and Elana Clark, who placed third in ready writing. The regional contest was held Friday and Saturday on the Texas Tech University campus in Lubbock.

May 5th

Road program in holding pattern

May 5, 2014

Howard County officials are closely watching a potential hitch in their plans to renovate area roads using state grant money.

The county is one of many in Texas participating in a program under which the Texas Department of Transportation will help defray costs of repairing county roads adversely affected by heavy oilfield traffic.
Under the program, Howard County is eligible for $3.8 million in TxDOT funds, County Judge Mark Barr said. The agency will reimburse the county for 80 percent of the costs of repair work.

BSISD top teacher honored

May 5, 2014

Deborah Foster, a special education teacher at Washington Elementary, will end her educational career on a high note.

Last Friday, she was honored by the Masonic Staked Plains 598 Lodge with the Mirabeau B. Lamar Teacher of the Year for Excellence award at a ceremony held in the school library.

For more of this story, read Monday's edition of the Herald.

Chorale to perform tonight at First Presbyterian

May 5, 2014

The Allegro Chorale, conducted by Dr. Cory Alexander, Director of Choral Activities at UTPB, and organist Steve Spain will be in concert Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, 701 Runnels, Big Spring.

There is no admission charge. Composed of singers from Odessa, Midland and Big Spring, and based at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, the Allegro Chorale has for several years presented choral music from many cultures, in many languages and from many time periods, holding true to its guiding motto, “La Musica nos Une — Music Unites Us”

May 3rd

Refinery begins turnaround

May 3, 2014

All systems are go for the most extensive renovation project in years at Alon's Big Spring Refinery.
After a three-month delay, the refinery is set to begin its multimillion dollar turnaround, which will result in just about every major operating system at the facility receiving an upgrade.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the rest of the story.

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